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Ryanair Reviews

Updated 12 December 2017
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Pros
  • Staff travel is also another pro of working within the company (in 20 reviews)

  • Good salary during summer months (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • too long shifts, no basic salary, no possibility to grow (in 15 reviews)

  • Cabin crew- in my opinion make not enough comparing to the stress levels they have to endure (in 18 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good for the money"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cabin Service Supervisor in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Cabin Service Supervisor in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ryanair full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company expanding. Work hard, mantain an impeccable file and you shoukd be promoted within 1 year and a half max. Once on a CSS contract money is very good

    Cons

    Extremely long hours, abusive and pushy management, obsession with sales, depressive environment specially on UK flights

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better and stop pressuring them to improve sales that are out of their control


  2. Helpful (2)

    "DO NOT JOIN!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cabin Service in London, England
    Former Employee - Cabin Service in London, England
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ryanair full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -u matter only if you are good at selling products on board
    -great for young people with no experience in cabin crew field

    Cons

    -they are obsessed reaching sales target (impossible, stressing, continous brain washing from base supervisors)
    -you’re only a number, forget being heard
    -no possibility to choose your base like easyjet
    -0,001% to get a transfer where u want (italy,Spain,Portugal hard to get)
    -no travel benefit
    -you barely survive with junior salary in big cities

    Advice to Management

    apply staff suggestions instead of cutting costs, happy employees will take care of custumers


  3. "Cabin crew"

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    Former Employee - Cabin Crew in London, England
    Former Employee - Cabin Crew in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ryanair full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    chance to progress within the company

    Cons

    salary, long working hours, unprofessional staff

    Advice to Management

    put more attention on recruiting process!!


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Cabin service supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Cabin Service Supervisor in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Current Employee - Cabin Service Supervisor in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ryanair full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of free time
    3 days off every week
    Good salary for the job you do
    Meet lots of people every day
    Home standbys are paid
    Cheap flights across the Europe at any time you need
    Cheap flights for friends and family too
    Free trainings and lots of opportunities to grow within the company

    Cons

    High pressure of sales and high targets are given impossible to reach
    Anti social hours, including bank holidays and Christmas
    Very high standards of grooming, regular checks are carried out


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not the greatest company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cabin Crew in London, England
    Current Employee - Cabin Crew in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ryanair full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good salary during summer months
    Great as a stepping stone
    Amazing friendships develop through work environment

    Cons

    Sales-focused which puts a lot of pressure on the crew.
    Trying to make us competitive with each other instead of promoting team work
     Hectic working hours
    Company doesn't appreciate or understand how hard the crew work

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the needs of your employees


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Don t enter in this company"

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    Former Employee - Cabin Crew in London, England
    Former Employee - Cabin Crew in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ryanair full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    a lot of days off,

    Cons

    You have to pay 2500 euros when you join the company has a cabin crew
    bad salary, bad management


  8. "Good Learning Opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cabin Crew in Stansted, England
    Former Employee - Cabin Crew in Stansted, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ryanair full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    working Shift job
    Having days off during the week
    Colleagues

    Cons

    Supervisors
    Base supervisor
    Too much pressure on sales


  9. Helpful (1)

    "ok"

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    Current Employee - Cabin Crew in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Cabin Crew in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    the roster is fix so you can plan your 3 days off

    Cons

    you are just a number to them

    Advice to Management

    take care of your employees


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Ryanair"

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    Former Employee - Cabin Crew in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Cabin Crew in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ryanair full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    During my time here I met a whole range of people and it was a great experience.

    You were given a months roster which was good because you can make plans on your days off.

    Cons

    Training was extensive and expected to cover living in London for about 2 months.

    Pay was deducted every month due to covering the costs of the course and the uniform (which you have to hand back anyway when you leave even though you've paid for it).

    The company hires anyone and everyone. On my flights I would be working with other crew members who barely spoke English, those who had a bad mental health record and someone with a heart condition. Seemed slightly dodgy considering the whole examination is in English and they have to undergo a medical check.

    The roster was a week of earlies and a week on lates which wasn't the best because you could never have a set routine. Your body would finally get used to waking up at 3 in the morning/going to sleep at 6pm for you to then alter it so you could last until past midnight. Killer!

    Senior management didn't really care and had no time for compassionate leave no matter what the circumstances.

    I was made to feel like a minority because I was English. The staff are from all over Europe and so they would all be quite clicky sometimes and speak in their own language when they were with their pals.

    Advice to Management

    Screen the potential employees more throughly instead of letting potential liabilities rack up and work.

    If someone is sick or needs time off don't make them feel like it's the worst thing ever and it's their fault. Things happen which is out of people's control.

    Get rid of agencies and just have Ryanair direct.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Cabin crew supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Staff travel
    Nice experience
    Travel to many countries

    Cons

    Many costs for the beginning

    Advice to Management

    Training fees not so high


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